Drawing from the cultures of Senegalise couture, underground punk wrestling and Mexican mythology, each of these three VR experiences uncovers a very visceral performance of magic and beauty.
Experience the immediacy of three different performances of myth, ritual and subversion.
Act 1: Through the Masks of Luzia
Cirque du Soleil’s Masks of Luzia is a circus VR journey through an imaginary Mexico. Choreographed by world-leading acrobatic choreographers Silvia Gertrúdix González and Edesia Moreno Barata, Through the Masks of Luzia aims to awaken your senses and transport you to a place suspended between dreams and reality. Freely inspired by Mexico, Luzia is a poetic and acrobatic ode to the rich, vibrant culture of a country, featuring incredible puppetry, contortionists, masks, acrobatics and more.
- Cirque du Soleil, Felix & Paul, Francois Blouin, Félix Lajeunesse , Paul Raphaël.
Act 2: The Other Dakar
In this vibrant dream-like VR film, we follow the journey of a little girl who gets a message that will guide her to a series of encounters with mythological beings in The Other Dakar. The everyday urban Daka’ becomes a stage of experimentation for its creator, the Senegalese fashion designer Selly Raby Kane, resulting in a homage to Senegalese mythology. Limina finds a surreal Alice in Wonderland-ness to the piece: the audience are invited to go through the metaphorical ‘looking glass’ to experience another side of the Senegalese capital.
“The Other Dakar is a manifesto in a sense, it is for me a way to reconnect the urban space with its mythology and to use design and creativity as a platform for the invisible Dakar to express her uniqueness.” — Selly Raby Kane
-Selly Raby Kane, Electric South, John Ndiaga Demps
Act 3: This Is Progress
This Is Progress takes us inside and ringside to see the viceral, raw, brutal, beautiful world of male and female UK Indie Punk Wrestling. British punk wrestling is resurgent, with frequent sell-out shows across the country. This wrestling is playful, physical, brutal, foul-mouthed and highly performative. Your guide, Jessica Driscoll, invites you to discover the underground world of Progress Championships.
- INITION, Progress Wrestling, Peter Collis, Jessica Driscoll